Another 71 NSW showgrounds to get govt-funded upgrades

The NSW Government is adding $10.77 million to its showground stimulus funding program, with the new money slated to fund 129 projects at 71 showgrounds.

In May, the Government said it was committing $12.5 million to support 393 shovel-ready projects at 137 showgrounds across the state as part of its Covid-19 stimulus package.

It has since announced it will allocate a further $12.5 million in the new financial year to enable more showground upgrade projects, bringing total spending to $35.77 million.

Proposals for the second round of funding under the program closed on 12 June, with all unsuccessful proposals for phase 1 automatically included.

In related news, the Federal Government has announced that it is earmarking $20 million over two years to support agricultural shows. The money will be delivered through the Regional Agricultural Sow Development Grants Program (Agshows).